Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mermaid Mist and Mystery

I'll tell you a tale of the bottomless blue
And it's hey to the starboard, heave-ho
Look out, lad, a mermaid be waiting for you
In mysterious fathoms below

Every time I see this lovely lady I think of the Little Mermaid. I just got her in the other day and inked her up and colored her in, and of course she ended up with Ariel ish hair - although this is a little more orangey red. Although she is obdiously on the anchor of the ship or the prow... I still think of Mermaids encompassed in mist and mystery. When I originally chose the ribbon for the bow and the placement, I wasn't thinking about how this gave a little bit of mystery to the mermaid, but I love how it turned out. You can still see her through the sheer ribbon, and yet it shrouds her a little too.

I love my Nesties, but sometimes it is not big enough. I tend to use larger images, and need the largest nestie to cut the image itself out. To solve that sometimes - I tape down the Nestie and trace the outside of it with a pen or pencil on the wrong side of the cardstock I want to use. I then do the fussy cutting and cut it out to allow for layers. So, even though it is not a simple twist and crank, it is still fairly simple.


Stamps - Bombshell Stamps
Mermaid Anchor - mermaid
Ahoy Sailor - sentiment

skin - E0000, 000, 00, R20
Hair and Flower - YR21, R02, 05, E07
Leaves - G14, 16, 28
Anchor - BV20, 23, C5
Legs / fins - YG11 - all over, BG11, 13, 15, 18 faded in for the blue green
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you stop by again soon!!!



  1. 'Tis gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and design. I love the sheer bow that shrouds her a bit!

  2. Beautiful and I love that bow and the effect with the mermaid. Know what you mean about the nesties not being big enough. I usually have to use the technique you described especially with the bombshells.

  3. This is beautiful - it is no wonder your husband loves you so much - you sexy thing!! Love your cards!